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Perennial from ± thick caudex; sap milky.
Stem: ± scapose.
Leaf: basal, entire to pinnately lobed, ± glabrous or white- ciliate.
Inflorescence: heads liguliflorous, 1, erect; outer phyllaries generally ± = inner, glabrous or margins and midrib soft-white-hairy; receptacle flat, epaleate, pitted, glabrous.
Flower: 13–many; ligules much exceeding involucre, yellow, often abaxially ± red, readily withering.
Fruit: cylindric, ± 10-ribbed, tapered distally, not beaked, brown or gray; pappus of many soft bristles or narrow, tapered, bristle-tipped scales.
4 species: North America. (Greek: false Calais, a synonym of Microseris) [Chambers 2006 FNANM 19: 335–337]
1. Outer phyllaries lanceolate to ovate, minutely and evenly purple-dotted; leaves linear to widely oblanceolate, entire to often lobed, generally glabrous; pappus of soft bristles ..... N. alpestris
1' Outer phyllaries lance-linear, midrib generally purple-lined; leaves widely linear, entire to wavy-margined, often finely ciliate; pappus of narrow, bristle-tipped scales ..... N. troximoides
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